Wuyi Mountains Overview
From the perspective of history and science, Wuyi Mountain has outstanding and universal value, which not only provides unique witnesses to the ancient civilizations and cultural traditions that have disappeared, but also has direct and substantive links with the ideological civilization.
Famed as the heritage of both world culture and nature sight, Wuyi Mountain is located at the junction of Jiangxi Province and the northwestern Fujian Province. The Wuyi Mountains has a total area of 1000 square kilometers. It is a famous scenic tourist area and summer resort in China.
Wuyi Moutain is of typical Danxia landform and renowned mountain for Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism. Since the Qin and Han Dynasties (220-202 BC), Wuyi Mountain has been the habitat of the plum-flowing poets, monks and social celebrities, Leaving many courtyards, Daoist palaces and ancestral halls. It was once a place where Confucian scholars advocated lectures.
Some Facts about Wuyishan
Chinese name: 武夷山
English name: Mount Wuyi, Wuyi Moutains
Area: 1000 km2
Climate: Subtropical climate
Location: Southeast China
Attractions: Tianyou Peak, Nine Bend Stream, Wuyi Palace, Water Curtain Cave, Ancient tree of Dahongpao Tea, etc
With history of over 3750 years, the Wuyi hanging coffins are of the earliest time in the hanging ruins discovered at home and abroad.
Ancient Han Dynasty Ruins
The Wuyishan Han Dynasty Ruins was a "modern" city more than 2,200 years ago. In December 1999, it was included in the World Cultural Heritage List, and it is also the only Han Dynasty ruins listed in the “World Heritage” list. Covering an area of 480,000 m2, it is the typical representative of the ancient southern cities of China.
Also named as Huixian Guan, Wuyis Palace was the place where emperors prayed to Wuyi Immortal. The Wuyi Palace was built in the Tang Dynasty (742-755). It is the oldest palace in Wuyi Mountain and has a history of more than a thousand years.
Tianyou Peak is located in the north of Jiuqu River, center of Wuyishan Scenic Area. It is the most dangerous peak of Wuyi Mountain with more than 900 stone stairs.
When there is a sea of clouds in Tianyou Peak, it seems like swimming in the fairyland (literally pronounced as Tian You in Chinse), hence the mountain was named as "Tianyou Peak".
Famous sights along the mountain: Cloud Cave, Tea Cave, Noise Rock, etc.
Nine Bend River (Jiuqu River)
Jiuqu River originates from the lush Wuyishan Nature Reserve in the forest, with a total length of 62.8 kilometers. In addition to the natural bending of the river, it is also controlled by the fracture direction of multiple groups of rocks, which makes the 9.5-kilometer-long river with a straight line distance of only 5 km. The Jiuqu River has clear water, abundant water and water quality up to the national standard for ground water.
The origin of Dahongpao Tea
Dahongpao is the best quality among Wuyi Rock Tea. Wuyi has a long history of tea production. Dahongpao Scenic Area is located in the center of Wuyishan Scenic Area, within the famous Grand Canyon Jiulong Chao (Nine Dragon Lair). The world-famous Dahongpao grows on the cliffs to the north of the bottom of the valley. Six quaint Dahongpao tea trees are growing in this bonsai-style ancient tea garden with a history of more than 340 years.
In July 2007, the last 20 grams of Dahongpao tea picked from the 350-year-old mother tree was collected by the National Museum of China. This is the first time that modern tea has been collected into the national museum. Wuyishan no longer produce the mother tree Dahongpao tea ever since.
Water Curtain Cave
Water Curtain Cave is the largest cavern in Wuyi Mountain and one of the famous 72 holes in Wuyi Mountain.
One-Line-Sky Scenic Area
One Line Sky scenic area locates in the southernmost part of Wuyi Mountain. It is renowned for the linear view of the sky from the valley bottom.
Tiger Roaring Peak
Tiger Roaring Peak is one of the famous mountain peaks in Wuyishan. It got its name because of the shape of a roaring tiger. Detached from other peaks, Tiger Roaring Peak is very steep.
Built in Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), Yongle Temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in Wuyi Moutanins.
Xiamei Ancient Village
Xiamei Ancient Village is the important part of the Wuyishan World Cultural Heritage Site. With well-preserved architectures and profound history of over 600 years, the village is famous for its feature brick, wood, and stone sculptures.